Seagate Technology
3.5 of 5 267 reviews
www.seagate.com Dublin, Ireland 5000+ Employees

Seagate Technology Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
Seagate Technology – Singapore – “Asia Plant”

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3.5 267 reviews

                             

87% Approve of the CEO

Seagate Technology Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Luczo

Steve Luczo

(143 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Encourages work life balance and healthy workplace"
    in 25 reviews
  • "Great People, Good work environment"
    in 28 reviews
Cons:
  • "A little career advancement opportunities for personal growth"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Large company and upper management can sometimes lose sight of what it takes to be successful"
    in 8 reviews
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Senior research engineer

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than a year

ProsGood career growth good peer groups

ConsToo much to do not much time

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your lower staff members

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Seagate Technology

Prosjust want to find a summer job

Consthe biggest company of hard drive

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Senior Technical Track

Senior Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I worked at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 10 years

ProsTechnically challenging environment working with talented people. Development strategy and project decisions are data driven. Good people to work with and pretty good benefits (good benefits for employee, becoming less of a good deal for family members).

ConsQuestionable commitment of company to R&D. Increasing technical challenges of maintaining rate of storage density growth leads to questions of value / ROI of R&D (if density gains level off, hard drives will still be around as a commodity but R&D not as essential). This lead to pressure from upper management looking to cut R&D staff. Some locations seemed to offer more opportunity for advancement along the technical track.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommit to long term growth by investing in R&D to achieve technical leadership. Spend less time concerned with dividends, stock buybacks, self defeating cost savings.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Rewarding and Satisfying

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat leadership and people focused

ConsChallenging timeline and perks can be better

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue with the good work... dare to take risks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Work and life balance is just balanced!

Firmware Engineer II (Current Employee)
Longmont, CO (US)

I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than a year

Pros- Location: beautiful Rockies Front Range visible all day outside the window is really amazing
- Office Culture: People are chilled out, hours are flexible
- Type of Work: The type of work is usually good and managers are understanding.
- Competition: In most teams, the competition is healthy and inspiring to work with some really smart people.

Cons- Difficulty of work: For new hires, the amount of information can be overwhelming and one requires a good manager and team to help overcome the learning curve. I do not think they take that seriously and it reflects badly on the engineer if he under performs.
- Office Culture: As I said the office culture is great but the team's culture supersedes that.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn general, improve on the training of new hires. More than management, it is a team initiative.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Intense but interesting

Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I worked at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCompetitive pay, very good benefits, commitment to personal and social well-being
lots of bright, dedicated people working together

Conscyclic hiring / firing phases, rigid rank ordering required for evaluations
a bit top-heavy in management
somewhat silo-ed, departments guard their turf jealously
sudden changes in direction, seemingly less from internal findings than following other companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep honest with the employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Bloomington, MN (US)

I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 10 years

Prosgood company in terms of compensation, salary, flexibility

Consless career opportunity, location is also not as good since winter is too long in minnesota

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work

Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Bloomington, MN (US)

I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCasual, informal work enviornment. Flexibillity in work hours. Good benefits.

ConsTough to get permotions. Long-term prospects uncertain.

Advice to Senior ManagementLayout a clear plan where the company is headed 10 years down the road.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great opportunity and excellent work/life balance!

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN (US)

I have been working at Seagate Technology full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat opportunity to manage huge data overseas
Excellent work/life balance
Decent compensation

ConsProbably not the best for Software Engineer since main industry for this company is not Software

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good training ground for innovation, time management and challenge to keep your place in the company.

Human Resources Administrator (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at Seagate Technology full-time for more than a year

ProsEmpowered to make decisions for process improvements. Good corporate governance and provided ample training opportunities for employees. However, job security is an issue to note. Encourages work life balance and healthy workplace. They have a gym in the building for employees to use during their free time.

ConsHave to convince potential candidates to accept offers as they are concern with job stability. Retrenchment exercises are common.

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